The other day I had the end bits of a carton of buttermilk sitting in the fridge just begging me to use it up. I also just happened to have 2 apples getting soft on the counter.
I decided to use up my dying ingredients and turn them into a delicious snack.
This cake can be whipped up in about 10 minutes, That's it.
It's very good cold/room temp but it is crazy good when it is warm. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream. Trust me. You won't regret it!
Buttermilk Apple Cake
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups chopped apple (about 2 large), peeled and cored
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 325. Lightly spray a 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray, set aside. (You can also line with parchment paper if you prefer to remove the cake from the pan to serve it!)
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, oil, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla until well mixed. Add in the flour, baking soda, and apples, and stir until just combined.
Spread in the prepared 9 X 13 pan.
Prepare topping - in a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and butter until mixture resembles crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the cake batter.
Bake at 325 until cake is done - top should be brown and toothpick inserted near center should come out clean - about 45 minutes to an hour.
Remove from heat and set on wire rack.
You can serve this cake warm or you can wait until it is room temp. Either way is delicious.
This is a wonderfully moist cake that has hints of tangy buttermilk and a wonderfully crunchy, sweet topping. A perfect recipe if you have last minutes guests coming over as it only takes a few minutes to make. FYI - It also freezes well.